A&S scholars sharing their expertise in the media this week

March 24, 2023 by A&S News

From the origins of St. Patrick’s Day to the growing interest in non-Indigenous students learning Indigenous languages, experts from a range of disciplines across the Faculty of Arts & Science are sharing their expertise on a variety of issues in the media.

Here’s some of what they had to say this week.

March 17, 2023

March 18, 2023

March 19, 2023

  • Department of Political Science and Asian Institute professor Lynette Ong discusses Canada-China relations for NPR following allegations of interference by China in Canadian elections.

March 20, 2023

March 21, 2023

  • Department of Anthropology professor Janelle Taylor writes an op-ed in The Province asking about what happens to older adults without close family when they develop dementia.
  • On BNN Bloomberg, Department of Political Science and School of the Environment professor Jessica Green says the primary obstacle in slowing carbon pollution is politics, not technology.
  • John Scott-Railton comments in an Associated Press story on the willingness of supporters of former U.S. president Donald Trump to engage in violent protest in the event of his arrest.

March 22, 2023

  • Department of Political Science assistant professor Olga Chyzh writes an op-ed in The Guardian analyzing Chinese president Xi Jinping’s recent visit to Moscow to meet with Russian president Vladimir Putin.
  • Dmytro Yefremov, a visiting professor from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy to the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at the Munk School, who focuses on Chinese foreign policy, writes an op-ed in the Kyiv Independent explaining how China’s stance on Russia’s war in Ukraine reveals wider strategic aims.
  • Matti Siemiatycki, a professor in the Department of Geography and Planning and director of the Infrastructure Institute at the School of Cities, stresses on CBC News the need for intentional infrastructure planning to support accelerating population growth in Canada.
  • Department of Anthropology professor and Archaeology Centre director Edward Swenson comments in Nerdbot on newly found murals of two-faced men at the 1,400-year-old archaeological site of Pañamarca in Peru.

March 23, 2023